Employees stand outside the Vivint Smart Home Arena after being evacuated in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.

Employees stand outside the Vivint Smart Home Arena after being evacuated in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Vivint Arena was evacuated shortly after the Utah Jazz game Friday night after a suspicious package was reported in the building.

A lieutenant with the Salt Lake City Police Department said a report of a suspicious shoe box on a restaurant table on the main level of the arena came in about 9:30 p.m.

Bomb-sniffing dogs were then called in and got a hit on the package, according to police.

By about 10:40 p.m., police and bomb technicians were still on scene and said they expected to be there for another hour or longer.

This story will be updated.

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